Alysia Takes a Swing

Real short shout-out to Alysia and Jamie; they came out Sunday for Alysia’s first time ice climbing.  Jamie led the first pitch of the Waterfall Wall – only his second lead on ice – then set a TR for Alysia’s premiere go.

First sticks w’picks.

Alysia said she enjoyed the climbing, but it wasn’t worth enduring the cold. And it was cold. Frequent cloud cover hid what warmth the sun could supply, and a chill breeze guttered down Crane’s slopes occasionally. I suggested they come back some sunny, calm day toward the end of February for another go at it before Alysia renders a final verdict.

Jamie ran up and moved the rope over the Tempest variation, giving both of us a chance to sample some steep ice. Then, it was time to head toward warmth and a wood fire.

Keep your fingers crossed for another chance!

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